Wells Sweeps NEAC Swimming & Diving Weekly Awards

Wells' Vincent Chen and Saoirse Murphy-Collins
Wells' Vincent Chen and Saoirse Murphy-Collins

LATHAM, N.Y. – Wells College’s Vincent Chen and Saoirse Murphy-Collins are this week’s North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) men’s and women’s swimming and diving Players of the Week.  

Vincent Chen (Charlestown, Mass.) recorded a win and two second-place finishes. The win came for Chen in the 200-yard freestyle. The freshman touched the wall in 2:03.02, which was 5.1 seconds ahead of second. Chen was second in the 100-yard free (55:44) and the 400 IM (5:04.95). The times rank in the top 10 in program history their respective events. The time is the fourth-fastest 400 IM time, eighth fastest in the 200 free, and tied for ninth in the 100 free in Wells history,

Saoirse Murphy-Collins (Syracuse, N.Y.) won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle and finished second in the 50-yard free at the Roberts Wesleyan Invitational. The freshman won the 200 free in 2:14.1 and the 500 in 6:04.68. The win in the 200 came by only six-tenths of a second. In the 500, Murphy-Collins won by close to seven seconds.

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Morrisville State, Penn College, Penn State Abington, Penn State Berks, Penn State Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Poly, and Wells College. Associate members are: Alfred State (M Lacrosse), Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), College of Saint Elizabeth (M Tennis & M Volleyball), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), SUNY Potsdam (M Volleyball) and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has also partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and women’s tennis. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.